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19 Beautiful and Surreal Examples of Composite Photography

Photoshop composites can draw us into worlds where things are not what they seem. We take a look at some of the best from Photocrowd's photographers.

'Elephant and Desert' by Zdenka Janaskova

Composites can take many forms. On the one hand, you’ll find pan-stitch wideangle views of landscapes and architecture and on the other, dreamlike narratives that throw viewers into an impossible world of possibilities. In the case of the images featured here, we’ll be focussing on the latter.

While composites have a rich history in art and photography, from the Dada movement to the strange worlds created by Jerry Uelsmann, advances in post-production software have made it easier for everyone to create images that defy logic. Using Photoshop to blend two or more images into one, means that photographers can easily make works that are able to tell stories that are sometimes beautiful, sometimes strange, but always evocative. We take a look at some of the best on Photocrowd.

'Music at the Edge' by Elena Paraskova

'Elements (Bonsai Project)' by Neil Burnell

'Another Place' by Karen Tillett

'30,000 Leagues Under the Sea' by Elena Paraskova

'Heading On Up' by Jamie Sheehy

'Matchbox Bed' by Steve

'Distractions' by Claire Walsh

'Turtle Life' by Helena Mim

'Lost' by Neil Burnell

'Mother Nature' by Agnes Kornis

'A Place by the Sea' by Gary Dixon

'Dancing on Dreams' by Amelie Berton

'Floating Banana 2' by John Fuller

'Untitled' by Yasir Quazi

'The Last Piece' by Stefan Nielsen

'Liquidize' by Pauline Pentony BA Hons ARPS AFIAP DPAGB

'Nature's Power' by Doug Richardson

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